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Weekly Update 1/11/19

At Eastridge Elementary our mission is to develop a community of lifelong learners who will positively impact society.

HEALTHY CELEBRATIONS

While we love to celebrate , please remember that there is a “no birthday treats “ guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas please visit the district wellness policy by clicking on this link. Also note that no birthday invitations are allowed to be distributed at school. It is school policy.

Fast Food

Please refrain from bring fast food into the building during student lunch times. We encourage you to eat a school lunch or pack a lunch from home.

Dear Parents

What an EXCELLENT first week of the semester! Our students and staff members jumped right back into the school routine on Monday.


This week your child took an assessment called NWEA (MAP). NWEA measures your child's academic growth in both reading and math. NWEA tests are interim assessments, which means they are given periodically during the year (August, December/January, May). It is based on the same standards as the summative (“high-stakes” or state) tests, so they measure similar content. Teachers receive immediate results that show what students know and what they are ready to learn. The results are used to help personalize lessons at the appropriate level for each students.


This week I will be visiting classrooms to speak individually with students about their results. We are proud of how hard our students, teachers, and staff members worked the first semester!


Your child will bring home their NWEA report Friday, January 18th.


Sincerely,


Mrs. Johnson

Counseling Digest

Greetings Families!

I am more than thrilled to again remind parents and families that your school now has a full time school counselor! As your school counselor here is a quick list of some of the components of my counseling program and how I am supporting your student;

  1. Monthly classroom lessons on regulating emotions

  2. Attendance club: A weekly club where students meet to start practicing good attendance habits

  3. Lunch groups: Periodically I will have students join me for lunch to work on social skills

  4. … and much more!

Please reach out to me with concerns, questions, or simply to introduce yourself!


Mr. Stephen Phillips
School Counselor

A Note from the Dean

Welcome Back Eastridge! It is hard to believe that the first week of semester 2 is already behind us. On Friday, your student was sent home with his/her report card, as well as some information for you in regards to student attendance. Be sure to take a few moments to review these document and discuss them with your child. Please note that the expectation is 97% attendance which means that your child should strive to not miss any more than 5 school days in a school year. (Your child's semester one attendance counts are list on the report card for your reference.) There is amazing instruction happening in our classroom, and we want to be sure that your child is here everyday to soak it up!

We understand that there are some times circumstances that prevent a child from being able to attend school. Please call me in my office at 317-532-3152 if you or your child are experiencing issues that may prevent him/her from attending school.


As well, each week, each of our classrooms spends a few minutes in what we call "Community Time". During Community Time, students work through lessons which encourage their social/ emotional growth, as well as reinforce our CORE values. This week, students will be focusing on how to identify and navigate emotions. Please check in with your child on what he or she learns this week during Community Time in the classroom.


Have an amazing week!

Mrs. Noel Wilson

Attendance

Kindergarten:94.47%

First Grade: 94.21%

Second Grade: 96.02%

Third Grade: 96.04%

Fourth Grade: 93.22%

School Average: 94.76%

District Average: 96%


Classroom Spotlight:

Mrs. Wood 96.84%

Mrs. Faust 99.55%

Ms. Sergi 97.37%

Mr. Ashabraner 99.20%

Ms. Knapp 100%

Ms. May 100%

Casting Call

Please join us…

The Warren Arts and Education Foundation invites Warren Township Students K-8 to audition for King Arthur’s Quest directed by Missoula Children’s Theater. Auditions are Monday February 4th @ 4:30pm in the auditorium at Creston Middle School, 10925 E Prospect Street. Students who are cast must be available to rehearse Monday Feb 4th- Friday Feb 8th from 4:30-9:00pm and ALL day Saturday Feb. 9th for dress rehearsal and performances at 3 and 7p.m. This opportunity is free to students, there is a $5.00 admission fee to attend performances on Saturday. Questions email Michelle Shuffitt mshuffitt@comcast.net or call 317-490-7752

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Marcus Emerson will be visiting Eastridge on January 30th to speak to all fourth grade students.
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PTA

It's never to late to join our PTA. Joining the PTA allows you and your family to get into all PTA sponsored events free. $7 is all it takes to become a member. Please see the front office for more information.

Outside Recess

It’s that time of year when we need to remind student to make sure they have appropriate clothing for recess. The district policy states students will be going outside for recess if the temperature and the wind chill are above 20 degrees. We have extra coats, hats, and gloves for students in need. Please contact the front office if you need assistance.


Students must go outside unless we have a doctor statement.

Yearbook Sale

Order deadline: 3/1/2019

Cost: 12.00

Order online: ybpay.lifetouch.com

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